Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hotel 878 Libis: Loft And Cafe 878 Review

There was a festival of dangerous party ideas that eve. Ideas which we knew will never materialize, but we had a ball playing with our imaginations anyway. I gasped for breath as Ron of fliptravels.com descended the loft's stairs while hip-thrusting with his tongue sticking out.

Not the most ridiculous Miley Cyrus impersonation I had seen yet I almost died laughing.

Just a meter away from us was Melo of outoftownblog.com, deep in his own thoughts. Typing away in lightning speed, finishing up an article. Such a mystery how he was able to do all that with our little speaker blasting in the background.

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Hotel 878's facade. Photo from their Facebook page.
 
It was one of them rare Mondays shrouded with a party mood. Reason for which was Ron's impending departure from the early thirties. Okay, kidding. He We — are very much still in such phase however that night we were youngER *cue Fun's song*. Thanks to Hotel 878's invitation for a staycation, we kicked off the night at the right groove in the Loft room.

The Loft is one of the four rooms offered by Hotel 878. It's designed to accommodate small families and barkadas. Ron and I were assigned a Loft room each, to our surprise/delight. A deluxe room would have seriously sufficed. 
 
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Hotel 878's lobby.

Each of the 40 two-level Loft rooms has:

* Queen bed or two single beds
* Day bed in the sitting area
* In-room coffee and tea service (electric kettle)
* Cable television
* Free WiFi
* Telephone (local calls within Metro Manila only)
* Rain-shower bathroom (water heater in our rooms worked well)
* Individually-controlled split-type air-conditioning
* Dining table with two chairs
* Its own small walk-out veranda

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Hotel 878's Loft room, first level. 
 
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The second level.
 
The Loft's about 38 square meters of goodness. There's so much space for a guest to lay his/her luggage (and he/she could still easily walk around). The walls are thankfully not paper thin, our group's noise was muffled — I actually checked. Bed's not too soft, and prolly a bit too firm for some, but just right for me. And in case you're wondering, WiFi was fast in both of our rooms on the first floor. 

If you plan to bring a car, no need to worry about the parking. May not look like it but the hotel has ample.

The staff were all lovely by the way. Guard can even call a cab for you.

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Guests may request for either a queen bed or two single beds.

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A cheap (and rarely offered) shaving set available.
 
If not for Ron's birthday shindig-cum-beer hunt at Eastwood City (a ten to fiteen-minute walk or a quickie cab ride away), we would have just stayed in our rooms. The Loft in my opinion is a bang for the buck. It was all we needed for a small group gathering, and then some.

A bit of advice: Pay more for a room with the 'St. Ignatius View' for this side is quieter. Rooms with the city view face the perpetually busy E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.

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Top: Free brekkie, corned beef with rice and fried egg (which was actually verrry good). Bottom: Ron's other order, non-crispy bacon with rice and fried egg.
 
Room rates come with brekkie. Unfortunately, guests cannot choose the dish. There's only one option for the free brekkie. So either you take it, or you order something else from the menu which you gotta pay separately. We asked them to serve one of the free brekkie meals then we also ordered a fried bangus meal, a tocino meal, and a bacon meal (yes we were pretty famished from Ron's birthday night-out).

So which one was my fave? The... Uhm... free corned beef meal.

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Cafe 878 on the second floor.

Libis is not a place that I frequent in. In fact prior our stay, the last time I strayed towards this direction was more than five years ago. The invitation couldn't have come at a better time. Eastwood City looks like a totally different planet now and this earthling would love to explore it more.

When I do, I'd stay at Hotel 878 again if the situation calls for it. Two words: Beer hunt.

Visit their website www.hotel878libis.com or their fan page https://www.facebook.com/Hotel878 to check out promotions.

Hotel 878 currently has a contest called Take Your Best Shot! Mechanics: Take a picture of you/your mom/your spouse/your friend/whoever at Hotel 878 Libis and post it on Hotel 878's FB page! Remember... Be creative! The winner will receive an overnight stay for 2 pax with breakfast. Join now, contest ends November 12, 2013!
 
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8 comments:

darwin said...
November 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

eh yung eksenang inaayos ko yung mga beds kasi pipicturan ko! Paki-explain! hahaha

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
November 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

OMG! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Nagulat ako bigla na lang humahousekeeping. Magpipicture din pala.

michymichymoo said...
November 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

This super okay for a staycation with my college friends! Putting this on the list! Yay! :)

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
November 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

You and your college friends will love The Loft :)

Jeffrey Rilles said...
November 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

bookmarked! at least may isa na nman ako na place na pwedeng pagtaguan pag sinisermunan ni wifey sa bahay whahaha (jowk)

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
November 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Hahaha! Sounds like a good idea.

Melo Villareal said...
November 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM

im organizing another staycation sa ating peborit hotel sa ortigas!!!

pinaytraveljunkie.com said...
November 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

YEY!

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